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tre (Singapore). The views of the article do not necessarily represent those of China Daily.

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2 million vehicles in three years,” said Renrenche in an earlier statement.

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reasing number of international tourists, entrepreneurs and scholars coming to Hainan for travel and in

vestment in the future,” Jia said, adding that Hainan received 447,000 foreign visitors from the 59 countries fr

om May 1, 2018, to June 30 this year, an increase of 18.8 percent compared to the year-earlier period.

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In April last year, China announced the decision to supp

port Hainan in developing the whole island into a pilot free trade zone, the 12th and the largest in the

country, to gradually explore and steadily promote the establishment of a free trade port with Chinese characteristics.

The Haikou Jiangdong New District covers 298 square kilometers o

n the east coast of Haikou, and will have two parts: a 106-sq-km ecological region boasting a key n

ational wetland natural reserve, and a 192-sq-km area that will serve both industrial and urban purposes.

The provincial government said Haikou should pay great attenti

on to ensure that environmental quality is advanced in an all-round way while developing the new ben

chmark area. This will integrate such new features as headquarters economy, commercial and financial business, inter

national consumption, cultural exchanges, and scientific and technological innovation.

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Mei said that although the ban will have certain impac

mpacts on Huawei, the Chinese telecom company has already prepared options to deal with the problem.

A recent report by Dongxing Securities said the US ban on Huawei will foster dem

and for manufacturing independent and controllable semiconductor components in China.

“We see remarkable room for growth in the next-generation 5G and consumer electronics products in the future,” the report sa

id. “As the US has imposed restrictions on Huawei’s purchases of US technology, some major domestic chi

pmakers will step in to offer the supply. As their market share grows in the future, they will gradually be able to g

ain core capabilities and increase their presence globally amid the fierce competition.”

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Also on Friday, shortly after the US said it would ban Hua

 Huawei from buying US technology without special approval, Huawei’s chipmaking arm, HiSilico

n, said it has long been prepared for the “extreme scenario” of the US blocking access to some components and technologies.

“We have been developing backup products for years in anticipation. … Such efforts can ensure the strategic safety of most of the

company’s products and a continuous supply of most products,” said HiSilicon President He Tingbo in an internal letter.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a news conference

on Friday that the development and utilization of 5G depends on global cooperation, and i

nterference by the US undermines the principle of fair competition and shows a lack of respect for other countries.

HiSilicon, which was founded in 2004, has designed chipsets like Kirin, which has b

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“Products that just scratch the surface, like simple tours of famous universities, have fallen out of favor with the market,” Zhang says.

Language training, NASA’s space camp, computer programming, homes

tays, wild animal care and desert and museum experiences are among the most popular options.

“Certain volunteering and public-welfare routes have seen a particularly fast increase in bookings,” Zhang says.

During the recent winter vacation in February, study-t

rip bookings surged by 80 percent compared with the same period of last year.

Domestic trips cost roughly 4,500 yuan ($663) per capita on ave

rage, while expenditures hit 21,000 yuan for outbound experiences, the agency reports.

Parents from Shanghai, Beijing and Guangdong province’s Guangz

hou and Shenzhen are the most willing to spend, according to Ctrip’s data.

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